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Bulletin – 10-29-17

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT – But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. – Isaiah 40:31

(anniversary – November 4th) Paul (Shorty) & Mary Ann Stone, 2512 Springwater Court, Apt. B, Bowling Green, KY 42101

PRAYER LIST – Pray One for Another – James 5:16 / [Additions & Updates in BOLD]
Our sympathy & prayers are extended to the family & friends of Helen Padgett(friend of Barb Skelton)
Buddy Rogers (recovering from hip replacement surgery) – at home
Jesse Jo Odom (granddaughter of Jean Holder / underwent open heart surgery 10/25 to replace heart valve)
Davin Hulfachor (cancer)
Casey Lamb (co-worker of Mary Jane Kermode / cancer concerns)
Travis Lashbrook (nephew of Jeanne Bishop) – at home
Greg Nixon (cancer)
Jake Nueffer (esophageal/throat cancer / treatments done / on feeding tube)
David Lloyd (father of Stephanie Berry / health concerns) – at home
Megan Miller (granddaughter of Red & Nora Miller / health concerns)
Marcella Welsh (niece of Puff & Buddy Rogers / pregnancy concerns)
Patty Pflug (mass on kidney)
Mike Ellis (recovering from stroke / home therapy / small improvements)
Bonnie Potts (health concerns)
Romaine McCabe (friend of Puff Rogers’ / mass around heart / chemo/radiation)
Matt Harper (undergoing cancer treatments)
Toni Whitehouse (granddaughter of Barbara Whitehouse / awaiting kidney transplant)
Karen Gress (undergoing cancer treatments)
Harold Cox (brother of Dorthy Douglas / stage 4 cancer / chemo)
Harlan Scott (friend of Ed & Ellyn Horrall / cancer)
Jeff Stenfenagel (co-worker of Greg Ault / undergoing chemo)
Jewell Pressley (friend of Dorthy Douglas / maintenance chemo)
Vic Welch (uncle of Darla Meyer Smith & Lisa Meyer / cancer treatments)
Military: Mark Ambrose, Jr. (Grandbig of Kevin Meyer / on alert status with U.S. Coast Guard / currently completing degree at Ball State); Brad Hale (nephew of Dick & Babs Johnson/re-deployed); Christopher Cook & family (New Mexico) / Unspoken Concerns / Trinity Cluster

ATTENDANCE – Worship Attendance Last Sunday-86 / Sunday School Attendance Last Sunday-23

ACOLYTES—Asher Braden & Jamison Meyer
GREETERS—Buddy & Puff Rogers
ORGANIST—Kathy Hudson
USHERS—Jim Anthis, Chris Heidenreich, Albert Luttrell, Mark Berry

MONDAY Trunk-or-Treat at PUMC, 6:00-7:00pm
WEDNESDAY FLC Reserved, 1:00-4:00pm
SATURDAY Set Clocks BACK 1 Hour Tonight
11/7/17 Bible Study, 7:00pm
11/9/17 PCHS Football Banquet, 6:00pm/help needed at 5:15
11/11/17 Coat-A-Community Coat Give-Away, 9:00-11:00am
11/12/17 Shoebox Collection Deadline
Set Up Tables for Bazaar, following Sunday School/help needed
MEMBERSHIP CLASS: Pastor Jeff will be leading a membership class soon for anyone wishing to learn more about the history of United Methodism and Patoka UMC, and who desires to become a member of our church. Dates/Times are to be determined. There will be 2-3 sessions. If you are interested in becoming a member or would just like more information please contact Pastor Jeff.

HURRICANE RELIFE COLLECTION: We are currently collecting for the Hurricane Harvey / UMCOR offering (100% goes to disaster relief.) in the donation box on the entrance table. Thank you for your compassion & generosity.

APPLE BUTTER is moving quickly, but still available in both regular & Splenda varieties. Quarts – $8.00; Pints – $6.00; ½ Pints – $4.00

TRUNK-OR-TREAT: Let’s gather in the church parking lot, dress up(if you want) open our decorated trunks, and give to the kids in the community! Trunk-or-Treat is Monday, October 30th from 6:00-7:00pm. There is a sign-up sheet on the foyer table for those who plan to participate.

GOSPEL NIGHT at Oakland City University is Friday, November 3rd featuring The Hoppers and The Collingsworth Family, 7:00pm at Johnson Center. Doors open at 6:00pm. For tickets call 812-749-1243 or go online to

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT PANCAKE BREAKFAST – Gibson County Presbyterian Council Fundraiser – will be held on Saturday, November 4th from 7:00-10:00am at United Presbyterian Church, 130 East State Street (corner of Prince & State) in Princeton. Adults-$8.00 / Children 10 & under-$4.00. Pancakes, Sausage Links, Biscuits, Sausage Gravy, Coffee, Orange Drink, Milk. Proceeds go to local missions.

DON’T FORGET to set your clocks BACK one hour on Saturday night, November 4th, when retiring. Daylight Savings Time begins on November 5th.

HOLY COMMUNION will be observed at Patoka UMC on Sunday, November 5th.

PANTRY SUNDAY: November 5th is Pantry Sunday… each Communion Sunday [1st Sunday of the month] we ask that you bring canned goods and non-perishable items [especially canned meats and/or box dinners] with you to place in the collection container near the front doors for the Patoka Food Pantry. We are fed by Jesus Christ on Communion Sunday, therefore we need to feed others. [Items which always come in handy – and cannot be purchased with food stamps – soap, shampoo, laundry detergent, dish soap, deodorant, paper towels, toilet paper, toothpaste]

 Thursday, November 9th, PCHS Football, 6:00pm / help needed at 5:15
To help, contact Laura Heidenreich at 812-385-5079

COAT-A-COMMUNITY: Our church hosts its first Coat-A-Community Saturday November 11th from 9:00-11:00am in the Family Life Center. We will gladly accept donations of new or gently used coats for this event. Coats in all sizes, from infant to adult, are needed. Please have all coats to the church by Sunday November 5th so that washing & repairs can be done before the 11th. Please give coats to Kathy or Ron Hudson, or Alyssa Koberstein. If you have left them in the attached garage, please mark them “coat give away” and let Ron, Kathy or Alyssa know. Questions? Contact Kathy at 812-779-2058 or cell phone at 812-664-0063. Thank you for supporting this event!!

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOX MINISTRY deadline is Sunday, November 12th. On the foyer table are brochures that tell you how to pack a shoebox, along with the tag that goes on the outside designating boy or girl, and a reminder of your $9 cost to aid in shipping. Please remember to leave your shoebox Unwrapped, as our youth will be handling that for you! Please consider being a part of this amazing outreach opportunity.

DINNER & BAZAAR: PUMC’s annual dinner & bazaar is Saturday, November 18th from 3:00-7:00pm(CST). Menu includes turkey & ham, dressing, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, corn, slaw, cranberry salad, homemade desserts, bread, apple butter, coffee or tea. $10 donation for adults. $5 donation for kids 6-10 & free for kids 5 & under. Carry-outs available. Bazaar Room with goodies! Here’s how to help…..
 Sign up EARLY (sign up on foyer table)
 See Debbie Bryant for Bazaar Room ideas
 Come and help at “work days” – November 14th and 17th
 Display yard signs(ask Pastor or Jamie) and/or flyers(foyer table)
 Invite neighbors, friends & family
 Pray for a successful event that serves guests well & provides an opportunity to reach someone looking for a church home
 Monetary donations welcome / please give to Jamie Schafer
 Questions – talk to Jamie

DIRECTORY BOOK DEADLINE: We need ALL changes to the current church directory book no later than Sunday, November 26th to ensure that your family’s information is correct in the 2018 book. If you have shared changes throughout the year and would like to double-check to be sure they’re entered into the system – not a problem – better safe than sorry! I will be glad to verify changes if you will drop me an email or call the church office. Thank you! Melissa

THANKSGIVING DINNER OUTREACH: Grace & Albert Luttrell, family, & volunteers will offer a traditional Thanksgiving meal as a community outreach on Thanksgiving Day, November 23rd from 12-2pm at the Patoka UMC Family Life Center. They will cook, serve and deliver food for anyone needing a hot meal. If you (or someone you know) can’t prepare a meal, are alone this year, or can’t get out of your home, they would like to help you enjoy a home cooked Thanksgiving dinner. To come and enjoy the meal or to have one delivered please call 812-664-0981 by November 19th. Volunteers are needed and welcomed. If you’d like to lend a hand, or donate to help offset the cost of this outreach, please call 812-664-0981 for more information. If you plan to attend the dinner or need to sign up for delivery, you can also pick up a flyer on the foyer table, provide the contact information requested, and turn the flyer in to Grace or Albert no later than November 19th.

When Christ delays to help His saints now, you think this is a great mystery, you cannot explain it; but Jesus sees the end from the beginning. Be still, and know that Christ is God.” – Robert Murray McCheyne

Go outside. Don’t tell anyone and don’t bring your phone. Start walking and keep walking until you no longer know the road like the palm of your hand, because we walk the same roads day in and day out, to the bus and back home and we cease to see. We walk in our sleep and teach our muscles to work without thinking and I dare you to walk where you have not yet walked and I dare you to notice. Don’t try to get anything out of it, because you won’t. Don’t try to make use of it, because you can’t. And that’s the point. Just walk, see, sit down if you like. And be. Just be, whatever you are with whatever you have, and realize that that is enough to be happy. There’s a whole world out there, right outside your window. You’d be a fool to miss it. – Charlotte Eriksson

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